Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stew of beef or veal and vegetables, seasoned mainly with paprika.
  • n. A mixture of many different elements; a hodgepodge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stew of beef or veal and vegetables, flavoured with paprika.
  • n. A style of play in which the cards are not thoroughly shuffled between consecutive deals, so as to make the suits less evenly distributed between the players.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See gulash.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rich meat stew highly seasoned with paprika

Etymologies

Hungarian gulyás (hús), herdsman's (meat), goulash, from gulya, herdsman.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hungarian gulyás. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The races of gubernatorial goulash is gettin 'great attention, these days, and the fights have also been fierce in some states.

    President Obama called Wilder about Virginia governor's race

  • And don't forget some of Mama Joly's fumbles---lemon extract mistaken for vanilla in chocolate chip cookies (surprisingly not-bad); cayenne pepper for paprika in Hungarian goulash (a little might have been nice) . . .

    When you gotta have it, you gotta have it...

  • "My mom made a casserole she called goulash," a friend told me.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Wallace intended it as sort of the beginning of a series of "quick questions," but Beck goes into some long, incomprehensible word goulash recitation where he says, he realized "I'm not seeing something because I have eyes."

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • We tried the stag goulash, a hearty venison stew with fluffy bread dumplings.

    Hiking the High Tatras:

  • Last night I made a big pot of what our family calls goulash ground beef, onions, garlic, stewed tomatoes, some italian seasoning, pasta and corn.

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  • Hungary provide more and more material incentives, called goulash communism, pardon the expression, that increasingly the socialist world will have to give more and more material incentives to overcome the contradictions and the problems of central planning.

    FIDEL CASTRO INTERVIEW WITH PBS MACNEIL

  • A great deal of this food supply was sent in the form of canned meat, popularly known as goulash, and so to-day whenever an automobile passes on a Danish road, the small boys call out "goulash Baron," in the belief that the occupant is a new-made millionaire, enriched by trade with

    Face to Face with Kaiserism

  • But the reality of Czech cooking is that the goulash is a few pieces of stringy meat covered with gluey brown gravy; on the side is a gigantic white dumpling, served in slices that have the taste and texture of soggy Wonder Bread.

    Slate Magazine

  • In middle school, when I ran a babysitting monopoly in my subdivision, the mom at the far end of the street used to prepare tiny tupperwares labelled with "goulash" for me to heat up and feed the kids.

    You've Got to Smell This - Aroma Cafe

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